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Platecrafters digital art department uses the most advanced hardware and software available. Eight Mac Pro workstations utilize the latest in software to ensure complete compatibility to your pre-press needs. Our software includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Freehand, Coreldraw, Microsoft office Mac, Acrobat, and Bar Code Pro. With extensive knowledge of this software, production capabilities include anything from color correction and dot gain compensation of four color process, to the standard operating procedures of our pharmaceutical division. Artwork Systems Artpro/Nexus Edit Work Flow can handle any variable in your press, including specified dot gain curves, dots down to .5% at 200 LPI, automated step and repeat, automated bearer bars and registration marks, flawless trapping, imagesetting or direct to plate.

Platecrafters uses four and seven mil hard dot AGFA® film. We offer a wide variety of proofing methods to best serve your needs including Digital Sherpa® 24 Epson® color proofs with guarunteed file integrity. We also offer cost effective HP Laserjet 4600 and Elite XL black and white proofs.

We encourage the use of pdf files for proofing purposes. Our digital graphics department offers outstanding pre-press experience in addition to superior commitment to customer service. Troubleshooting to avoid delays in production is a specialty of our pre-press operators. Our staff has computer prepress experience, experience working with a variety of presses and graphic design backgrounds enabling us to assist you with any of your prepress needs. Platecrafters digital graphics personnel is directly available to customers, allowing us to understand and serve your needs with dedication. Our customer service is unequaled and our goal is to exceed your needs.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to email Joellen Gross, digital art department manager, at jog@platecrafters.com.

Platecrafters has been providing QUALITY prepress services for over 40 years. Digital Flexo Plates, Digital Arts, Flexo Printing Plates and Stamping dies are expertly crafted in our modern facility in suburban Philadelphia.


Our team of expertly trained Platemakers is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality plates possible along with the quickest turn around in the industry


Magnesium Stamping Dies
Platecrafters continues to be a leading supplier of magnesium dies to the industry.


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